PICK A CARD, ANY CARD
To get the four million-dollar-chips in which Shell's missing memories are stored, Balot and company take on the casino at the blackjack table. But the dealer may have more tricks up his sleeve than any of them could have imagined, and suddenly the odds are stacked against them
About the Author
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1977, Tow Ubukata was exposed to a blending of cultures from early childhood until the age of fourteen, having lived in Singapore and Nepal because of his father's work. In 1996, while in college, Ubukata won the first Sneaker Taisho Gold Prize for his light novel "Kuroi Kisetsu" (Black Season) and thus debuted as a writer. In 2003, he won the Nihon SF Taisho Award for "Mardock Scramble", originally published as a three-volume series. He is involved in a wide range of projects including anime production for "Fafner", video game production, and original content writing for comics such as "Le Chevalier D'Eon". His other works include the "Bye-Bye Earth" and "Spiegel" novel series. In 2009, he published his first historical novel, "Tenchi Meisatsu", focusing on a mathematician of the Edo period.